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Building Controls and Services’ early work on big project propelled success

Safety, comfort and efficiency are the words Ken Stoppel uses to describe what it his company, Building Controls and Services, does.

Insurer Chapple seeing solid growth

There haven’t been any signs of recession at Chapple Insurance Group.

Emphasis is on quality at Kingman company

Pat Robinson’s goal – to double the size of his business in six years – is admittedly ambitious. But he believes it can be done.

Credit union goes for the personal touch

When members of the Mid American Credit Union walk through its northeast Wichita branch, they’re greeted at the door, then guided to a stand-alone teller, or “dialogue” station, for help.

Kansas Truck Equipment provides products that make people more mobile

When Maurice Linnens bought Kansas Truck Equipment Co. in 1999, the company showed customers its offerings of mobility products through a brochure.

Companies’ identities take shape at Cassandra Bryan Design

For Cassandra Bryan, the goal is not to do more work – it’s to do bigger work.

General contractor Zernco growing by leaps and bounds

Ashley Thill is taking a breather.

International projects a growing part of Balco‘s business

In a nondescript concrete building on an industrial street in southwest Wichita is a 56-year-old company whose products are found in some high-profile buildings around the world.

Weekly business briefing (April 17)

Clinical psychologist Monica S. Brooker has opened her practice at Associates in Psychological and Family Services, 833 N. Waco, Suite 200. Brooker specializes in self-harm, trauma, depression and anxiety. Office hours are by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with plans to add Mondays and Wednesdays. The phone number is 316-263-2351 and the website is www.associatesinpsych.com.

Commercial Building Permits (April 17)

The following applications for commercial building permits have been filed by contractors on the seventh floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main, and The Sedgwick County Yard, Seneca and Stillwell.

Ford celebrates Mustang’s 50th birthday with limited edition

Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary.

Devlin talks about success, sale of Rent-A-Center at entrepreneur forum

Tom Devlin said his son’s struggles with schoolwork led to the sale of Rent-A-Center.

Envision outsourcing some printing to Midwest Single Source

Envision announced this week that it was outsourcing some of its printing business to Wichita’s Midwest Single Source.

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system.

Sanctuary dedication latest milestone in Chapel Hill's growth

The clock never really stops for Jeff Gannon, senior pastor of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Contractor Larry Cook files mechanics lien against YO-B owner Nabil Bacha

WICHITA — Contractor Larry Cook has filed a mechanics lien against YO-B owner Nabil Bacha for $87,882.

Your chances of being audited by IRS are the lowest in years

As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

Chamber’s Small Business Awards marks 10-year milestone

Next month the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce will host the Small Business Awards Luncheon, where two area businesses will be honored for their growth, diversity and community involvement.

Small businesses in limbo waiting for tax decision

Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money.

Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection

The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts.

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